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May 17, 1930


JAMA. 1930;94(20):1612-1613. doi:10.1001/jama.1930.02710460066021

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A National Medical Service: Extension of Medical Socialism  The national health insurance act was a great step in medical socialism and in spite of its grave defects, medical socialism is being extended. Another great step is the systematic medical inspection and treatment of school children, and the child and maternity welfare schemes. The whole trend of legislation in recent years has been socialistic and a socialist government is now in power. The formation of the "Public Medical Service Association" to establish a medical service available to every person was reported in The Journal, March 22, p. 879. For a long time the British Medical Association has been studying this question, so as to bring the views of the profession to bear on the developments that must take place. The council of the association has now produced a scheme to provide a service available for every class and covering the whole

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